The 4D Man (1959)
The 4D Man (1959)
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|Genre:||Horror, Romance, Science Fiction & Fantasy|
|Directed By:||James Congdon, Lee Meriwether, Robert Lansing, Robert Strauss, Irvin S. Yeaworth Jr., Irvin Shortess Yeaworth, Jr.|
|Written By:||Theodore Simonson, Cy Chermak|
|In Theaters:||Oct 7, 1959 Wide|
|On DVD:||Jan 30, 2001|
as Scott Nelson
as Linda Davis
as Marjorie Sutherland
as Tony Nelson
as Mr. Welles
as Roy Parker
as girl in bar
as Dr. Carson
as Captain Rogers
as Sergeant Todaman
as Dr. Schwartz
as Sgt. Todaman
as Capt. Rogers
as Man in Nightclub
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Critic Reviews for The 4D Man
Below mediocre sci-fi nonsense, slow paced to boot.
A guilty, almost-campy horror delight with a most curious jazz score
It was produced by Jack H. Harris, who started a promotional campaign for the film by offering a $1 million reward to anyone who could walk through a wall.
Audience Reviews for The 4D Man
This movie is super cool, especially after seeing some really bad sci-fi movies, and in contrast to the other sci-fi movies of the fifties, this one is really spectacular. I loved it, the story is very different and new, I haven't seen many other movies like this, I highly recommend it if you like sci-fi.
A researcher (who looks a lot like George Lincoln Rockwell) is doing after-hours research and accidentally burns down the building of the company for which he works, so he forced to find work elsewhere. He gets a job as an assistant to his brother who is also a scientist. The brother follows up on the research the initial brother was doing, and ends up stealing it. They have developed a method for two objects to share space at the same time, thus allowing him to move through walls and other objects. The beatnik-jazz soundtrack was a detraction, but the brother rivalry/friendship was a nice addition making this a decent sci-fi flick from this time of many of this genre of varying degrees.
Above average 1950's sci-fi film, good special effects, creative story and well acted. Lee Meriwether is particularly good. Decent production values.
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